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Could this even be saved? Damaged 35L (not mine)

 
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Mar 27, 2012 18:59 |  #1

Was surfing ebay... Came across this:

http://www.ebay.com …enses&hash=item​3cc4276261 (external link)


But look at the price people are willing to pay for this... Even with CPS Gold/Platinum discounts, it has to cost $400-500 to repair, no? What would something like that cost to fix up? Seems like it wouldn't be worth the risk!

Poor 35L... :)


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Mar 27, 2012 19:02 |  #2

Suckers born every minute... No way I'd touch that for more than $100




  
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Mar 27, 2012 19:48 as a reply to  @ Todd Lambert's post |  #3

I agree with Todd. Stay away. Doesn't look pretty.




  
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Mar 27, 2012 19:51 as a reply to  @ frankk's post |  #4

Lens was always used with neutral protection filter.

Well since he put it that way what a steal! :lol:


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Mar 27, 2012 19:53 |  #5

The real question here is, what was that plastic framing around the mount doing in such a high-end lens in the first place?

It looks pretty easy, actually, as taking apart such a lens happens right from where it is broken. Canon freely sells you the parts. Of course the buyer doesn't intend to send it in.

The problem is, of course, what do you do if it works but isn't sharp?


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Mar 27, 2012 19:54 |  #6

there are people that probably know how to fix lenses without having to send them in...a third party repair shop could buy this cheaper, fix it and make some money...


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Mar 27, 2012 20:23 |  #7

Provided the glass isn't damaged and the PCBs and ribbon cables are intact, this is all body repair and less expensive than you'd think, especially through a third party shop.


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Mar 27, 2012 20:39 |  #8

Looks like it got run over by the bus as opposed to "falling down" the bus.


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Mar 27, 2012 20:40 |  #9

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14165057 (external link)
Suckers born every minute... No way I'd touch that for more than $100

I'll buy it for $101:D




  
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Mar 27, 2012 20:46 |  #10

Already up to $459. That is crazy. As Todd said, sucker born every minute. Can easily get used ones for about a grand timing ebay right.


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Mar 27, 2012 21:01 |  #11

drive_75 wrote in post #14165584 (external link)
I'll buy it for $101:D

Ha Ha. I' go to $102...

Except this is exactly what will happen...until it sells for $720 to some poor sucker with big dreams who could have bought a 35mm f2 for $260 and had a better experience with an almost indistinguishable-quality lens (for a beginner).




  
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Mar 27, 2012 21:31 |  #12

I'm unfamiliar with how the 35L goes together but it could be quite a teardown. The majority of the body parts appear damaged, it looks like even near the filter thread is broken??

It's a gamble, but hey a lot of people spend a lot more than that per year on gambling with much worse odds!




  
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Mar 28, 2012 01:36 |  #13

Not sure it is worth the gamble to save (best case scenario) $300. Selling for $459. Figure, minimum $300-$500 repair for a lens that routinely sells around $1100. Would rather get a refurbed or used one vs. a formally demolished version.


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Mar 28, 2012 02:30 |  #14

the thing is the gamble...really isn't that much of one...say it ends up going for $550...the guy puts it out there...obviously he's not the only one bidding on it...so interest is still there...he buys it, sends it to canon. if he discovers it'll cost $350 to fix, he's up and did a great buy...if it's $500 to fix...he puts it back on ebay, and is out a bit of money...

people that act like broken lenses are worthless amaze me...they've clearly never watched how much people will pay on ebay for one....


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Mar 28, 2012 07:11 |  #15

This one will go for 650+, mark my words.

Again, nobody who bids on this plans to send it in for repairs. Those are either tinkerers or they are professional repair shops who can flip the lens after repairing.


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